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#1 aloof!

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Posted 13 October 2021 - 06:45 PM

okay so for the last few weeks whenever i sit down for longer than 5 minutes, or at all with my legs crossed/kneeling/squatting, my legs fall asleep and it’s paralyzing. like the pins and needles are so... intense? painful? i literally can’t walk without falling over or having to hold myself up on something. it goes away after 2-5 minutes of standing but whenever i get up i have to just stand there and wait for it to pass. why does this happen? is this an ed thing? do y’all get it? how do you cope?
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Posted 13 October 2021 - 07:00 PM

- vitamin deficiency
- electrolyte imbalance + dehydration
- going long periods without activity
- poor blood circulation
- low blood pressure
- inadequate sodium intake

Sitting, crossing your legs, squatting — tend to cut off circulation (especially when thin, because you have less muscle/fat padding).

Moving too quickly after cutting off circulation causes your extremities to “fall asleep”.


I’m not a doctor. happens more frequently to me when
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Posted 13 October 2021 - 07:08 PM

- vitamin deficiency
- electrolyte imbalance + dehydration
- going long periods without activity
- poor blood circulation
- low blood pressure
- inadequate sodium intake

Sitting, crossing your legs, squatting — tend to cut off circulation (especially when thin, because you have less muscle/fat padding).

Moving too quickly after cutting off circulation causes your extremities to “fall asleep”.


I’m not a doctor. happens more frequently to me when


when the

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Posted 14 October 2021 - 10:16 AM

i get this a lot too, it's the shitty blood circulation lol



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Posted 14 October 2021 - 11:12 AM

Me too. I get it often when I wake up during the night I've tried to stand up and leg just was dead so fell over. Or arm is like a dead weight severe pins and needles. Also when I do get up I'm really really dizzy and feel like I'm going to black out. It's really scary.

I heard on here people suggesting potassium tablets as they contribute to maintenance of normal blood pressure and muscle function. I'm on a doctor prescribed forceval multivitamin tablet anyway but now I take extra potassium tablets I bought myself. I do think it has helped slightly especially with the dizziness.
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